Woman Whose Rape DNA Led to Her Arrest To Sue San Francisco

The woman whose DNA from a sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime plans to sue the city.

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FILE - San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin holds a report during a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. The woman whose DNA from a sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime plans to sue the city. Attorney Adante Pointer said Thursday, March 10, 2022, he filed notice of a possible federal lawsuit on the woman's behalf. Boudin said in February that the woman was identified based on DNA collected from her in a 2016 domestic violence and sexual assault case. (AP Photo/Olga R. Rodrigues, File)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman whose DNA from a sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime plans to sue the city, her attorney said Thursday. The woman has filed notice of a possible federal lawsuit because she feels betrayed by police officers who broke her trust and violated her rights, said her attorney, Adante Pointer. Pointer declined to identify his client. The Associated Press…

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